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Rick Perry orders Texas prisons not to follow federal rape prevention law

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has told the Department of Justice that he has ordered the Texas Department of Criminal Justice not to abide by federal rules that were designed to prevent prison rapes. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder last week, Perry explained that Texas could not…

Rick Perry gets day two at CPAC going with some righteous blue-state bashing

We’ve been fans of alicublog writer Roy Edroso for years. Is there anyone who understands the angst of conservatives better than Roy? He’s our man on the ground at CPAC — ED Texas Governor Rick Perry caught the early bird crowd at CPAC today with some good old blue-state bashing.…

Rick Perry backtracking after wife calls abortion ‘a woman’s right’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) attempted to correct his wife on Tuesday, saying she misspoke when she referred to abortion as “a woman’s right,” Bloomberg News reported. “From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place, and you pounce upon it,” Perry was quoted as saying…

Lewis Black tells Rick Perry: Go back to college, ‘and this time, try to memorize some stuff’

Revisiting his public tete-a-tete with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), comedian Lewis Black had a piece of sincere advice for Perry: take time off and go back to school. “It’s not even New York — just go back to college,” Black told MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday. “Start over…

Gov. Pat Quinn: Rick Perry’s favorite subject is Rick Perry

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) informed the nation Sunday on CNN that Rick Perry loves to talk about Rick Perry. The Republican governor of Texas has attempted to lure businesses away from blue states like New York, California and Illinois by touting the low tax rates and minimal regulation in…

WATCH LIVE: Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry address NRA Leadership Forum

Watch live as conservative lawmakers past and present address attendees at the NRA’s annual leadership forum, courtesy of NBC News:…

Atheist group targets Rick Perry for urging Texans to pray away gun violence

An atheist group announced Monday the purchase of a billboard that highlights Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s comments about gun violence. According to a press release, the American Atheists’ new billboard in Texas features an image of Perry along with text reading, “His solution to school shootings? Prayer.” The billboard refers…

I *Knew* Rick Perry Was High!

Remember Rick Perry’s “oops” moment? Turns out he was hopped up on painkillers: Texas Governor Rick Perry’s famous “oops” moment during one of his last Republican presidential debates was just one highlight of his often confused campaign across America. It was reportedly made possible by the heavy, deadening influence of…

Satire: Santorum thinks ‘it’s never polite to look a rape horse in the mouth’

From the satirists that brought you comedian Andy Cobb as “a godless heathen” mocking Rick Perry’s bizarre anti-gay political ad comes a tidal wave of sarcasm cresting off Rick Santorum’s odd statement that women who are the victims of rape should “make the best of a bad situation” and go…

Music Fridays: Don’t Leave Me This Way Edition

Panda Party time!  The title, of course, refers to Rick Perry’s sudden and much lamented departure. We’d all grown fond of the way he would grunt out catchphrases during debates, a nice counterpoint to Gingrich droning on and on, as if he was saying anything more meaningful than shouting out catchphrases.…

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